Dahlia Lithwick

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1 Dec, 2011

The U.S. Senate Has Gone Mad

2019-03-18T18:47:50-05:00December 1st, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

I never thought that an American Senate would pass a bill that allows the military to lock up American citizens, indefinitely, without due process of law. I just never saw that one coming. Especially after the excessive abuse of power from the last Presidential Administration. And its not as if the Executive is clamoring for [...]

11 Nov, 2011

More on Jones–the Supreme Court’s GPS Monitoring Case

2019-03-18T18:47:50-05:00November 11th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

SCOTUS news was dominated this week by the oral arguments United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259. In that case, the Court must decide whether law enforcement can conduct GPS monitoring sans warrant without violating the Fourth Amendment’s prescription of unreasonable searches and seizures. A lot was written about the oral arguments, but [...]

5 Oct, 2011

SCOTUS Coverage

2019-03-18T18:47:53-05:00October 5th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, in this ABA Journal post, makes the case that this Supreme Court term will be a momentous one for the Kennedy Court. He notes that: Once more, as it has been for each of the last six years, it will be, from a practical perspective, the Anthony Kennedy Court. In ideologically divided [...]